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Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern, founded in 1885, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 100-acre campus, containing buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in Lakeland, 45 miles from both Tampa and Orlando.

Web Sitewww.flsouthern.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,386
   Women1,511 (63.3%)
   Men875 (36.7%)
Graduate Students379

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate46% of 6,192 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.73 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading560 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing580 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$49,900
Tuition and Fees
$34,774
Room and Board
$11,204
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$27,586
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$26,637

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
153
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Lakeland Population100,710
Nearest Metropolitan AreaTampa, Orlando
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotMocassins (snake)
Sororities35% of women participate
Fraternities 35% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.6% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students4.2% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning81.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
52.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
31%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Average 3.52 3.88 554 596 24
Low 2.81 2.92 420 520 13
High 4.00 5.00 710 690 32
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